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Whitestone Resident Yvette Aguiar Joins Briarcliffe College As Chair Department of Crimal Justice
Briarcliffe College President Dr. George Santiago, Jr. has named Whitestone, Queens resident Yvette Aguiar as the new Chair of the College’s Department of Criminal Justice.
By: Jo Keim
"Ms. Aguiar brings an impressive professional as well as educational background to Briarcliffe College,” said Santiago. “The enrollment in our Criminal Justice program has spiked and her real-world knowledge will be invaluable in responding to our students’ interest.”
The Criminal Justice A.S. degree at Briarcliffe College prepares students for careers in Homeland Security, policing, private investigation, corrections, probation and parole. Students in the Criminal Justice program may also find employment in the social services field, counseling and law.
Ms. Aguiar served a number of years as an Investigative Detective Sergeant in the New York Police Department’s Counter Terrorism Division where she was assigned to many high profile and investigative commands. She was also selected to serve in the post 9-11 Counter Terrorism Division, helping to develop the advanced investigative curricula for the Counter Terrorism Division and the NYC Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau. A former Criminal Justice professor at Monroe College, Ms. Aguiar holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, both from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration, specializing in Homeland Security.
"Briarcliffe College has an excellent reputation for providing the tools students need to work in their respective fields of study,” said Aguiar. “In a time when there is a heightened demand for trained and prepared professionals in all areas of the Criminal Justice field, I am thrilled to have joined the team at Briarcliffe College, I am committed to making the Briarcliffe Criminal Justice program, the best in Long Island."
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About Briarcliffe College: A proprietary institution with campuses in Bethpage, Patchogue and Queens, and a combined student body of more than 1800, Briarcliffe College is a career education college offering diploma, two- and four-year degree programs in Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Business Administration, Accounting, Office Technologies, and Information Technology. For more, visit www.briarcliffe.educ